Big(ish) swift flock - northern Sydney

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Subject: Big(ish) swift flock - northern Sydney
From: "Tom and Mandy Wilson" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 14:09:01 +1100
Hi all
seen today over my house - Bobbin Head Road, Turramurra, northern Sydney - at approx 1:30pm was a biggish (200+) flock of swifts. Mostly WTNTS but 2 Fork-Tailed also noted. They were quite high up (individual birds to the edge of the pack were just discernible to the naked eye), but as they were circling in a pretty tightly packed whirling group, they made a noticeable darker smudge in the sky. They came up from the east and headed west - presumably whatever they wee feeding on was being carried by the n/easterly breeze that was blowing. Otherwise a few clouds about but mostly fine and sunny.
Earlier this week (Monday) I had a Dollarbird go over too.
Tom Wilson

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